This post is written to celebrate the amazing city I call home, and to remember all that were affected by 9/11. Whether you are visiting or not, I highly recommend the 9/11 Memorial museum.
So you arrive in NYC on a Friday evening…. Where to first? (we’re going to assume you have a place to stay, most likely a friend’s) FOOD!
Well… drinks first, food second. For a tasty cocktail, head over to The Roof at the Viceory hotel offers an insane view of NYC’s buildings and central park.
Quality Italian is your Friday night dinner spot. Make sure to make a reservation a little in advance, and get ready for a culinary experience at this 2nd floor restaurant. Here is what you’re ordering:
Corn Gnudi, Baked Clams, and their famous Chicken Parm-Pizza. Make sure to wear loose clothes.
Saturday Morning = BAGEL SANDY
Whole wheat everything, scooped, toasted, light veggie cream cheese, turkey, provolone cheese and cucumber
Whole wheat everything, scooped, toasted, scallion cream cheese, egg, well done bacon and provolone cheese.
Next, see an exhibit or go to Brooklyn. We are adults that can hardly afford food let alone going shopping in Soho. Break out from the mold and explore a new area or hit up a beer hall like Radegast that has a live band right in the middle.
OK. Maybe we shop around….. because its Brooklyn and you’ll probably find something cool.
Now dinner. We are skipping lunch because that bagel sandwich is huge and we are about to.eat.pizza.
Roberta’s is where it’s at. If you know food at all, you hear this restaurant name a lot. Here is why:
Put your name on the list (they don’t take reservations) and head to the back where they have a TIKI BAR while you wait. Excellent beers to start the meal.
What you’re ordering: The ribs. They are incredible and so tender. Pizzas: The Family Jewels and the White and Greens.
If you’re into music, check out the Brooklyn music scene while you’re on that side of town.
Most likely this is your last event of the weekend, so do it big. Here are my favorite spots:
Murray Hill: Penelope’s. Great for vegetarians and those that aren’t.
Gramercy: Friend of a Farmer. Apple corn bread is immediately brought to you once you sit down. Need I say more?
West Village: Palma. The cauliflower is a must order and the spot is super cute.
That’s a wrap! I send you home with a very full belly and some of the best memories.
Check back each week (or subscribe to have it sent straight to your inbox) for my favorite spots in NYC! There are so many amazing restaurants, it’s become a passion of mine to really learn and explore all of the amazing places and cultures the city has to offer.
Bottoms up to FRIYAY!